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The Lower Hunter - 1869-70 (Roll: 715)
Nominations: Tuesday, 14 December 1869, Polling: Friday, 17 December 1869
Candidate Votes Votes %
Jacob, Archibald Hamilton 266 48.63
Wisdom, Robert (Re-elected) 281 51.37
Formal Votes 547
Informal Votes 13 2.32
Total Votes / Turnout 560 78.32
Persons Voting / Turnout 560 78.32
Notes: SMH 17 December 1869, p.7 col.1 reports Wisdom as breaking both arms in a horse riding accident while campaigning. Wisdom was subsequntly elected as MP for Goldfields North, but resigned from that seat to continue representing Lower Hunter.
Source: Maitland Mercury, report of nominations, ?? December, p.4 col.3-5, results 18 December 1869, same figures used in SMH 21 December, p.3 col.4. Both the Empire and SMH on 18 December report Wisdom with 283 votes, but the 281 reported in the Mercury matches winning candidate and total vote figures published in Parliamentary Papers. The informal vote figure has been inferred from the difference between the total votes in the Parliamentary Papers and the Statistical Register.